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CBP Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program Surpasses 75,000 User Sessions at PHL

Release Date: 
November 29, 2012

Philadelphia - Global Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiative to speed trusted travelers through international arrivals processing, surpassed 75,000 user sessions at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Sunday.

PHL ranks as the 12th busiest CBP Global Entry airport in the nation.

Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance program that allows pre-approved, low-risk international travelers the ability to bypass the traditional CBP inspection process. Members use automated kiosks to process their arrivals into the U.S.

"Global Entry has proven to be an extraordinarily successful program that has been welcomed by international travelers and applauded by the travel industry. Global Entry works," said Allan Martocci, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia.

Global Entry continues to grow in membership. More than 477,000 members have enrolled directly into Global Entry since its inception in 2008. Another 794,000 travelers enjoy the expedited processing benefits of Global Entry through other CBP trusted traveler programs, such as NEXUS and SENTRI.

These travelers have processed their international arrivals on Global Entry kiosks more than 3,433,000 times.

Global Entry operates at 31 U.S. airports and 10 preclearance locations that collectively serve 97 percent of international travelers arriving to the United States.

Applicants must possess a machine-readable U.S. passport or permanent resident card, pay a non-refundable $100 application fee which is good for a five year period, pass a law enforcement check, and complete an interview at a CBP enrollment center.

"Global Entry benefits both Customs and Border Protection and the trusted traveler community in that it allows us to better focus our resources and efforts on travelers and goods that we know less about, while expediting trusted travelers through the arrivals experience," said Martocci.

There are additional advantages and incentives for membership in Global Entry. Members are eligible to participate in other CBP trusted traveler programs, as well as the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check passenger expedited screening program.

Interested travelers can learn more about Global Entry membership and apply online using the CBP Global Online Enrollment System.

For more information on CBP's trusted traveler programs, visit the CBP website.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017